Category: Everyday Genius

Roll Your Own URL Shortener with WordPress in less than One Hour

With the closing of the tr.im url shortening service yesterday, many users are beginning to worry about what will happen to all of their shortened URLs. The reality of the situation is that many almost every social media service – including twitter, friendfeed, jaiku, indenti.ca, etc, etc – all rely on URL shortening services. (After …

How to Create a Social Media Safety Net

While I didn’t get social media at first, I now know exactly how I can use & benefit from my favorite social media apps – like Twitter, FriendFeed, Tumblr, Soup, BrightKite and others. (In fairness, much of my social media awakening should be credited to Rob @ Orangejack, Mike McBride, and nf0). One of the …

Christmas Shopping the easy way

It’s no secret that I like to do things the easy way. It’s not (just) that I’m lazy, but I… appreciate efficiency. 🙂 So… as in years past, I’ll be renewing my Amazon Prime membership again this fall. Why? Well, it’s simple really. I like Amazon Prime because: 1. I get FREE two-day shipping on …

How To: Geotag your iPhoto pictures

I like to catalog my pictures in iPhoto by event and location. It’s not only helpful as a reference, but it allows me to make cool travel photo maps online at Flickr or in Google Earth. For example, here’s my geotag map from Flickr. Since iPhoto doesn’t offer a native interface for adding geotags to …

Convert AOL Email Address Book to Mac Address Book

With the holidays approaching, many people will be wondering how to download their AOL email address book to use in Mac OSX’s default Address Book. Luckily enough, AOL already has a tool that will allow you to download your AOL address book into OSX. To convert your AOL email contacts, all you need is to …